With the National Farmers Federation saying 2012 is shaping up as one of the most positive years on record for Australian farmers. It seems a timely initiative that it has officially been recognised in Australia as the Year of the Farmer.
"This year, the focus on farming via the Australian Year of the Farmer will help us tell the great story of agriculture and raise awareness about the enormous contribution of our farmers." NFF president Jock Laurie said in a press release issued yesterday to recognise the year-long initiaitve.
"There has never been a better time to be a farmer – and the story of Australian agriculture reflects this."